The Beast Within


(from Revelation 1:3)
Blessed is he who reads aloud the words of the prophecy
And blessed are those who hear
And who keep what is written therein
For the time is near

(from Revelation 1:7)
He is coming with the clouds
And every eye will see him
Everyone who pierced him
And all the tribes of the earth will wail on account of him

(from Revelation 2:1-4)
Those of you who have not learned
What some call the deep things of Satan
I know your works
I know your toil
And your patient endurance
And how you cannot hear evil men
But have tested those who call themselves
But are not
And found them to be false
I know you are enduring patiently
And bearing out
For my namesake
And you have not grown weary
But I have this against you
That you have abandoned
The love you had

(from Revelation 2:9-10)
I know your tribulation and your poverty
And the slander of those who say
That they are Jews
But they are not
They are a synagogue of Satan
Do not fear what you are about to suffer
Behold the devil is about to throw you into prison

For you
To justify my love

For you
To justify my love

(from Revelation 13:1-10)
And I saw a beast rising out of the sea
With ten horns and seven heads
And a blasphemous name upon its head
And the beast that I saw was like a leopard
Its feet were like a bear's
And its mouth was like a lion's mouth
And to it the dragon gave his power
And his throne
And great authority

One of his heads had a mortal wound
But it seemed to have a mortal wound
That was healed
And the whole earth followed the beast with wonder

Men worshipped the dragon
For he had given his authority to the beast
And they worshipped the beast saying
"Who is like the beast and who can fight against the beast?"
And the beast was given a mouth
Uttering haughty and blasphemous words
And it was allowed to exercise authority for forty-two months
It opened its mouth to utter blasphemous

It was allowed to make war on the saints
And to conquer them
And authority was given it over every tribe
And a people and tongue and nation
And all who dwell on earth could worship it
In vain
If anyone has an ear let him hear
If anyone is to be taken captive, into captivity he will go
If anyone who slays with the sword, with the sword

For you
To justify my love


(from Revelation 21:1-8)
I saw a new heaven
And a new earth
And I heard a great voice from the throne saying
"Behold the dwelling of God is with men
He will dwell with them
And they shall be his people
And God himself will be with them
He will wipe away every tear from their eyes
And death shall be no more
Neither shall there be mourning
Nor crying
Nor pain
For these things will have passed away

To the thirsty I will give water without price
From the fountain of the water of life
He who conquers shall have this heritage
And I will be his God and he shall be my son

But as for the cowardly, the faithless, the polluted
As for the murderers, fornicators, sorcerers, idolators
And all liars
Their lot shall be in the lake
That burns with fire [and brimstone]

(from Revelation 22:10-13)
And he said to me
He said to me
"Do not seal up the words of the prophecy
For the time is near
Let the evildoers still do evil
And the filthy still be filthy
And the righteous still do right
And the holy still be holy
I am coming soon
I am the alpha
And the omega
The first
And the last
The beginning
And the end"


What are you gonna do?


Remixed by Lenny Kravitz and Madonna
Lyrics taken from the Bible


I'm Going To Tell You A Secret, the album
I'm Going To Tell You A Secret


Justify My Love, the single In this haunting remix Madonna reads excerpts from the Book of Revelations. It appeared on the maxi-single of Justify My Love.


Madonna realized the power of this remix and used it as a stunning interlude for the Girlie Show, in which we see a attraction & rejection dance between two male dancers.

The Beast Within @ Re-Invention Tour11 years later, she brought the song back as an intro on the Re-Invention Tour, this time displaying fitting video imagery taken from Steven Klein's X-Static Process exhibition. Although Madonna doesn't appear on stage until after the song, this intro was so haunting that it was a favorite among fans.

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